Homespun Homeschool Week #19

Week 19 of Homeschool: We learned the 4 purposes of sentences, studied the human brain and how it works, finished reading The Phantom Tollbooth, learned about the Chinese New Year and made traditional paper cut outs, studied the countries of World War 1, learned our metric measurements, created a flashcard for President Trump, practiced correct piano fingering, made a Valentine’s Day mail box, learned about the importing and exporting of food, studied Gainsborough and his detailed landscapes, and celebrated Classical Conversations, Homeschooling and Visions as our School Choice!

 

 

Homespun Homeschool Week #18

Week 18 of Homeschool: We performed pH experiments to discover acids and bases, studied adverbs, learned about segregation and the work of Martin Luther King Jr., built a penny tower, studied Carl Linnaeus and Latin classification and drew plant parts using his scientific method, read about 5 brilliant black scientists, looked at viruses sticking to cells, studied the leaders of World War 1, and learned about American national symbols!

Homespun Homeschool Week #17

Week 17 of Homeschool: We studied the order the States joined the Union, built a robot dinosaur (thanks Grandma!), learned about Rembrandt and painted using his style and color palette, started tap dancing classes, wrote a comic-strip about 2 pirates and a parrot, studied negative numbers, worked on our Catechism, learned about muscles and bone structure, studied indefinite pronouns, experimented with floating objects on water’s “skin,” and discovered that Field has perfect pitch!

Homespun Homeschool Week #16

Week 16 of Homeschool: We studied Bach, read about Italy and made homemade pasta, wrote a passage of Beowulf in Old English, read Charlotte’s Web (again!), learned how languages blend together using play-dough, practiced shading techniques, took an archery class and built a Medieval catapult!

 

Homespun Homeschool Week #15

Week 15 of Homeschool: We sketched an optical illusion, applied math using pattern blocks, experimented with light and shadows, created a Day In Your Life Bayeux Tapestry, copied an E.E. Cummings Christmas poem, studied American composers, read 13 books from the Beatrix Potter box set, rehearsed and performed for the CHDA Winter Recital, went to the zoo, and made a milk rainbow!

 

Homespun Homeschool Week #14

Week 14 of Homeschool: We added ornaments to our Jesse Tree, studied DNA (Daddy got a kit), read a poem about Bethlehem’s Christmas Mouse (thanks for sharing your talents Linda Nelson!) & wrote our own Christmas poem, learned about the Norsemen, worked on vertical addition, read Charlotte’s Web & watched the classic cartoon, studied hemispheres, made Truth in the Tinsel ornaments, rehearsed for the CHDA winter dance recital and made an Ephesians 6 gingerbread man!

Homespun Homeschool Week #13

Week 13 of Homeschool: We wrote in our gratitude journal and made a Thankfulness Tree, listened to “Kling Glochen” and translated the lyrics, read My Father’s Dragon, practiced composite shapes, learned about Bach and made german rye bread like he would have eaten, started our Jesse Tree for Advent, saw A Charlie Brown Christmas at the Roseville Theatre Arts Academy, made Truth in the Tinsel ornaments, rehearsed dances for the upcoming CHDA Winter Recital, practiced our Circle of 5ths, and made Christmas cards and goodies to send to family and friends!

 

Homespun Homeschool Week #12

Week 12 of Homeschool: We cooked a Moorish meal, launched bottle rockets 50 feet in the air, inflated balloons with vinegar and baking soda, wrote out the melody to Field’s original song “Mossview Way,” did CC review and cut out leaves for our thankfulness tree while eating gingerbread men, performed an evaporation experiment, wrote Bach’s minuet in G from memory (pitch’s all correct – no help from Mom!), learned about chameleons and their sticky tongues, completed the entire Doctor Mozart music theory workbook, and saw a Supermoon!

Homespun Homeschool Week #11

Week 11 of Homeschool: We made a Family Tree and created a map of our family dynasty, recorded a bean pod growing on our bean plant, created a collage-style still life from our reading of Henri Matisse, experimented with items in water to see if they float, decorated our bottle rocket for next week’s science project, and started writing a story based on a picture!

Homespun Homeschool Week #10

Week 10 of Homeschool: We learned our liquid equivalents, wrote note names for Bach’s Minuet in G and learned the right hand part, made a weather vane, did a presentation of our friends working as missionaries in Costa Rica, learned about George Washington Carver, made a model of the earth moving around the sun, learned about demonstrative pronouns, studied the culture of Spain, and learned about pointillism and the art of Roy Lichtenstein!